Значение идиомы wide of the mark

[wide of the mark] {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. Far from the target orthe thing aimed at.

James threw a stone at the cat but it went wideof the mark.

2. Far from the truth; incorrect.

You were wide ofthe mark when you said I did it, because Bill did it.

Contrast: HITTHE BULL’S-EYE, HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD.


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